Fuqua Class of 2012 Commits to Action & Raises over $10,000 for Racial Justice

As Dan Baum, a Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Fellow from the Duke MBA class of 2012, emailed with some of his fellow classmates to plan a virtual reunion, George Floyd was brutally killed, and their entire conversation shifted. Just as so many have reignited discussions about racial injustice and police brutality […]

3 Lessons CASE Hopes to Learn through the F. M. Kirby Impact Prize

As a research and education center based at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, the CASE team is always asking – what impact trends and insights can we surface and share with the field to improve practice? This mindset is exactly why we have been reflecting on what we can learn from our pilot year […]

Jordan Kassalow: Navigating Founder Transitions & Becoming a Systems Change Entrepreneur

By bringing together governments, corporations and nongovernmental organizations, Jordan Kassalow, founder of VisionSpring and co-founder of EYElliance, is working to change the system and increase access to eyeglasses to people around the world. On this episode of CASE in Point, he gives advice about how to deepen your understanding of the problem you are trying […]

CASE 2019-2020 Annual Report

We had another exciting year of impact at CASE! Read our 2019-2020 annual report to learn more about our accomplishments in our next gen, scaling and impact investing portfolios, as well as what we are looking forward to working on in the 2020-2021 academic year. Thank you to all of the donors, partners, advisory council […]

CASE Announces New $100,000 Unrestricted Prize for Scaling Impact Enterprises

On August 10, 2020, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business will start accepting applications for a new annual prize of $100,000 in unrestricted funds. Named the Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact (F. M. Kirby Impact Prize), the prize will recognize one impact […]

NEXT GEN VOICES: Unlearning as a Part of MBA Education – Challenging Internalized White Supremacy Culture in Business and Social Impact

In the last few months, increasing media attention on police brutality and systemic racism has prompted a long overdue wake-up call for many leaders. We are collectively acknowledging racism baked into institutions, policies, and company cultures, creating an unprecedented opportunity for systemic transformation. I am grateful that my education at Fuqua, particularly through opportunities at […]

Collaborate with Duke MBAs to Solve Your Impact Investing Challenge: CASE i3CP Client Application Now Open

A few weeks into her Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship’s Initiative on Impact Investing Consulting Practicum (CASE i3CP) experience, Vrinda Gupta, CASE i3 Fellow and Duke MBA class of 2021, began feeling that she and her MBA team were not just external consultants anymore.  Working on a product that was constantly changing as […]

Ommeed Sathe: Mainstreaming of Impact Investing to Achieve Real Change

At CASE, we believe that impact investing, the practice of investing for social or environment impact, as well as financial return, is a critical lever for solving social problems. Impact investing has continued to gain momentum and is becoming more mainstream with some estimates citing a $502 billion dollar market and nearly all asset-management firms […]

What Brings You Hope in the Midst of Crisis?

Throughout April and May 2020, the CASE team had the incredible opportunity to speak with thirteen social enterprise leaders about how they are navigating impact and scale during the COVID19 pandemic –and how they are bringing to bear lessons from previous crises such as the Ebola outbreak and times of political upheaval. The interviews are shared […]

How Tri-Sector Collaboration is Critical in Creating COVID-19 Response Funds

Despite all the challenges that COVID-19 has brought, Beth Bafford, Vice President of Syndications and Strategy at Calvert Impact Capital, Duke MBA class of 2012 and CASE i3 Advisory Council member, is hopeful about one thing: we can all do so much more when we work together. “The old saying rings true: ‘When you want […]